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Deer, rain gardens, and other Maryland green events

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Blue Water Baltimore is offering a class, Rain Gardens 101 Workshop, on Jan 14. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students will learn how a rain garden works, what to expect if you install one, and how to maintain it. For more information, contact Erin at or (410) 254-1577 ext 106.

The Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC) is holding a multi-faith gathering, "Fossil Fuels Are Immoral," on Jan 15. It will start at the American Petroleum Institute at 10:30. At 11:30, the gathering will march to the White House, where there will be many speakers and musicians, including Mike Tidwell from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Participants will honor Martin Luther King's 85th birthday by calling for an end to fossil fuels. To learn more, visit

Frederick Green Drinks will have its monthly get-together at Quynn's Attic on Jan 15. The hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be some presentations on sustainability. To learn more, contact Rich Maranto at

The Irvine Nature Center is offering a talk, "Deer and Drambuie" on Jan 15. The hours are 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will learn about Maryland's growing white-tailed deer population and such topics as deer-resistant plants, Lyme Disease, and alternatives to hunting. The talk will be given by Brian Eyler from the Department of Natural Resources. Registration is required. Admission costs $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. To learn more, contact Clare Naldrett at (443) 738-9220.

The Sierra Club is holding a legislative committee briefing call on Jan 15. It will start at 7 p.m. Participants will learn about bills pertaining to such environmental matters as a fracking moratorium, clean energy, protections against polluted runoff, and reporting pesticide use. Registration is required before 5 p.m. on Jan 15. To learn more, contact Doreen Paster at or (301) 277-7111.